Master the Stavanger dialect

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This course will help you understand the street language and normal conversation in the Stavanger dialect.

CEFR Level: B1 Intermediate level
Course venue: Online
Course fee: From NOK 0

  Have you ever struggled with the local dialect in Stavanger? Or have you been frustrated about the gap between what you learn in the classroom and what you hear people say? We believe t...


Have you ever struggled with the local dialect in Stavanger? Or have you been frustrated about the gap between what you learn in the classroom and what you hear people say?

We believe that expats and internationals will benefit from learning our local dialect and that is why we have created this video-based online course in Stavanger dialect. The course will be available for FREE for a limited time.


Course content

During the course we will use English as support language, but a lot of content is also in Norwegian language, and in Stavanger dialect in particular. So we have aimed this course at students who have completed the elementary (A2) or higher level of Norwegian previously. However, if you are a beginner, you will still benefit from the course, just go slowly and don't lose your motivation even if you don't understand everything that is said in Norwegian.


Chapter 1 covers the dialects in the whole country, not just in Stavanger. In this chapter you will learn about how dialects developed and get a bird's eye overview over the dialects today.

Chapter 2 and onwards are concerning the Stavanger dialect in particular. You will listen and see how people talk, and pick up lots of words and pronunciation peculiarities through real-life examples, as well as learning a bit about the history of the city.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Lingu is an officially certified provider of Norwegian language courses for adult immigrants, and online courses are also approved for Norway's permanent residence purposes. When you have completed the course, you will receive a course certificate with totals the number of hours you have attended. You can submit this certificate as documentation for your permanent residence permit application.

Yes, it is extremely efficient. At Lingu, we have many years of a distance learning experience and our outstanding, professional teachers are all specially trained to teach online. The course is intensive and requires a lot of work, but is also great fun and we have fantastic feedback from our students. 

Your individual progress will depend on many factors, such as how much time you have available for study. However, based on our long past experience, we have a standard duration for each course:

·       A1 level: 2 months
·       A2 level: 2 months
·       B1 level: 4 months
·       B2 level: 4 months

If you estimate that you are ready to move up to the next level faster than the standard pattern or, alternatively, stay with any level for longer, that is absolutely fine. You simply move on when you are ready.

You will soon find that this won’t be a problem. In an online course, you learn to speak in many ways, by practising talking, by listening, and by background learning and reading. All these learning methods combine to give you the ability to express yourself verbally in the language. As part of your course, you will also take part in flexibly scheduled interactive classes, whose small, online group discussions are a marvellous way of learning to express yourself in Norwegian.

We do not use books for our regular online course, because all our materials are available online.  These materials have been custom designed by our expert learning planning team, to ensure they are the best way to achieve fast learning progress. You will find our courses professional, flexible and fun, and all our teachers highly-skilled in guiding you safely through your online-learning experience. 

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This course is free of charge!

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